Tuesday, August 31, 2010

A slow start, but it's looking good

Hello everyone! As a Special Education teacher, I have not started with my students yet, so I have not had the opportunity to use my SMART board. I will be starting this week, so I am pretty excited to get using my new resources and so are my kids. Like a lot of you guys do with Storytown, I have created a SMART board daily schedule to use with my 5th graders in our Language!3 intervention program. I also created a replica of our F.A.S.T. intervention program magnetic boards on my SMART board, so I think my 3rd graders will be pretty excited about that!

As for my web presence, I have created a website using google docs that all Learning Specialists in the district will have access to in order to share resources, documents, and other fun stuff related to our intervention programs. This is something we really need since our collaboration really only consisted of sharing things via email or jump drive. I still need to go through some approval with the SPED department and district for it, but we'll see if we can get it up and running soon! I have a second web presence in my classroom website. Students will be able to use it in my classroom to get to websites and our class blog, where we can share about what we learned! Hopefully I will have more to share soon once I get started with my kiddos!


Kelly Berry said...

"Slow and steady, steady and slow, that's the way we always go!"

Kelly, you have come a long way in your journey to classroom technology integration. You have an even more special position reaching your students because you are a learning specialist. I look forward to watching your lessons and students progress this year. Thank you for sharing.

I spoke to your coach and she is thrilled about your web presence for district learning specialists!

Jon Fisher said...

We are so fortunate to have a special education teacher as a Global Learner. There are so many ways that technology can help all learners and can be instrumental in creating lessons based on universal design.
We also use F.A.S.T intervention program at Kemp and I was just talking to a Special Education teacher at my school this afternoon about how cool it would be to have something like that on the SmartBoard. Do you have a basic version or the full vowel galaxy and all that? And more importantly, would you be willing to share?